Psalm 124 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 If God hadn't been for us - all together now, Israel, sing out! - 1 If the LORD had not been on our side-- let Israel say--
2 If God hadn't been for us when everyone went against us, 2 if the LORD had not been on our side when men attacked us,
3 We would have been swallowed alive by their violent anger, 3 when their anger flared against us, they would have swallowed us alive;
4 Swept away by the flood of rage, drowned in the torrent; 4 the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us,
5 We would have lost our lives in the wild, raging water. 5 the raging waters would have swept us away.
6 Oh, blessed be God! He didn't go off and leave us. He didn't abandon us defenseless, helpless as a rabbit in a pack of snarling dogs. 6 Praise be to the LORD, who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
7 We've flown free from their fangs, free of their traps, free as a bird. Their grip is broken; we're free as a bird in flight. 7 We have escaped like a bird out of the fowler's snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped.
8 God's strong name is our help, the same God who made heaven and earth. 8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.